Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 29 February 2024.

Recent Events
Despite thunderstorm activity across the State on Wednesday and early Thursday
there was no significant rain recorded in the 24 hours to 9am today.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally 5 to 8 degrees above average in
the east and northeast of the State and 2 to 5 degrees above normal elsewhere.
Minima mostly ranged between 15 and 19 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded
was 11 degrees at Mt William followed by 12 at Ben Nevis and 13 at Stawell,
Ballarat, Ferny Creek and Mt Baw Baw.

Isolated showers and thunderstorms across the north and northeast cleared
during the early afternoon to a mostly sunny day across the north. It was
cloudy in the south at first then a partly cloudy afternoon. Winds were
generally light to moderate southwesterly however northwesterly winds reached
85 km/h at Mt Buller before the arrival of the wind change early this morning.

No rain was recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm today.

Maximum temperatures to 4pm were generally 4 to 8 degrees above average over
the northeast of the State and close to average elsewhere. Maxima ranged
between the low to mid 30s in the north and were generally in the mid 20s in
the south. The highest temperature recorded was 39 degrees at Albury-Wodonga
followed by 35 at Yarrawonga and 34 at Omeo.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a low of 18.5 degrees at 7:23AM to a
high of 24.7 degrees at 3:26PM. There was no rain reported in the city gauge in
the 24 hours to 9AM and no further recorded to 4PM today.

Explanatory Notes
A mild southwesterly airstream will continue into Friday as a high pressure
ridge extends across the State. Winds will tend cooler southerly on Saturday as
a weak cold front crosses Bass Strait then continue on Sunday as another front
clips southern Victoria. Winds will turn milder southeasterly on Monday as a
high pressure system moves over Tasmania.

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